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What do we do in the face-to-face block?

Practice written and phonology exams with feedback. Group input sessions with tutor to prepare the phonology exam. Teaching practice, including lesson planning, observation and feedback from tutors. Time working individually and with support from tutors. You will have 4 internally assessed lessons and 1 externally with a Trinity moderator. You will also have some unassessed, …

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Why should I do the course here?

Our goal is to provide courses which are practical and dynamic and above all meet the needs of participants. In order to do this, our team of trainers aim to be flexible and supportive as well as provide expert guidance, and our course is structured and designed with your needs and objectives in mind. The …

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What is the workload?

The virtual / On-line component takes place from November to April (approximately 12 hours a week).  The extensive, part-time teaching practice in your centre takes place between January and May. Intensive, full-time attendance in Cadiz in May (4 weeks) includes teaching practice and lesson preparation, preparing for the phonology interview and exam revision of around 20 hours a week. The distance …

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How many people are on each course?

Individual attention, help and advice is vital on this course and, in order to ensure this, the size of the group is limited to a maximum of twelve. For teaching practice, during the face-to-face block, you will work in small groups.

Can I work during the course?

This is a very practical course. Yes, you need to be teaching at least one group and be able to go and watch other teachers.

How do I apply?

To apply for the course you will need to complete the on-line application form, submit written tasks, supply a reference, and have an interview in person, over the phone or by Skype. The procedure is designed to assess your ability to use written and spoken English effectively, to demonstrate an awareness of language and language …

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Who can apply?

For entry to this course, candidates must have at least 2 years full-time teaching experience and a university degree or equivalent level of education. The course is open to native and non-native speakers of English.

What qualifications do I need?

You need a Certificate in TESOL / CELTA and a degree qualification. If you do not have a degree you will need to demonstrate in the application process that you are able to cope with a course of study at post degree level.

What about a future in TEFL?

TEFL, the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages, is a growth industry. There are an estimated one billion learners throughout the world. There are many opportunities for suitably qualified people to travel taking advantage of their ability to teach English. After a few years experience, usually in more than one context, teachers …

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